Innovation

4 Reasons Big Companies Don’t Innovate…or Get Disrupted

I’ve previously mused about “The Myth of Disruption“, but venture capitalist Anshu Sharma‘s recent Techcrunch/WSJ piece got me worked up enough to finally organize my thoughts. Sharma argues the reason big companies don’t innovate is the “stack fallacy.” Big companies at the bottom of “the stack” have lost touch with end-customers. While startups at the ‘top of the stack’, are better …

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Twitter’s Countless Victims Await Ultimate Revenge

American hospitals are filling up with victims. Not of stabbings or terror attacks. These are victims of Twitter #abuse. On Valentine’s Day, 14 bloggers were rushed to Mount Sinai with life-threatening snark bites. Police blame the deadly snark attack on a #cyberbullying gang called HashHoles. The attacks may be linked to hundreds of half-baked opinions published by sites like Daily Beast, HuffPo …

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Incremental Illness Claims Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

‘Incrementalism’ only sounds like the next horrible religion to captivate Tom Cruise. It’s actually a chronic condition that’s claimed countless corporate careers. Its devastation can be measured in thousands of yards – of yacht downgrades. Before donating to your local Adopt-a-Yacht chapter, let’s study incrementalism’s latest victim, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Ms. Mayer opened the door to infection …

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How to Grow ANY Business Using EXISTING Assets

Every business has at least one growth spurt left. And it shouldn’t feel like racing Usain Bolt after six hours at Cheesecake Factory. Most businesses immediately turn to the most obvious places: new products, services or markets. But these generate less enterprise value than customer experience, platforms, technologies, new business models, and superior service. Even existing assets can deliver more growth. …

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The Next Disruption of Music

[Steve Faktor’s original version appeared on LinkedIn Influencer & Forbes] If you thought digital music piracy was disruptive, just wait until humans are outdone by robots in creating original music. In 1958, John von Neumann imagined “the singularity ” to be the moment artificial intelligence becomes self-improving and self-aware – almost instantly transforming people into pets. But long before your Roomba knocks up some …

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Will Apple Pay Reign Supreme?

There has never been a more exciting time in payments. Let me re-phrase that. There has never been an exciting time in payments. But if you read tech blogs lately, you’d think we were moments away from revolution. Unless the oppressed proletariat can pay with iPhones, they’ll start pummeling Nobu waiters with pearl-encrusted Prada bags. …

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Microsoft’s Nuclear Option for Mobile

The new market share for Windows Phone are brutal. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft’s share dropped from 4.7% to 3.6% in the US by May 2014 vs last year. It’s also declining in Germany, flat-lining in Brazil, and completely vanishing in China. To a heated, two-horse race, Microsoft brought a donkey. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope. After all, how …

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